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Steve Acquah is a chemist who specializes in materials science. He is an Associate Research Professor and manages the research group of the Nobel Laureate Sir Harold Kroto at Florida State University. After completing his doctorate at the University of Sussex he continued his work in Fullerene based research with Harold Kroto at Florida State University.
Education and Academic Career
He is a Chartered Chemist (CChem) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) and has focused on developing methods to interconnect carbon nanotubes so they can be integrated into Buckypaper-like piezoelectric sensors and hydrogen sensors.
Work at the University of Sussex
His research work focused on the polar assembly of a designed protein fibre in a joint research project with Sir Harold Kroto, David Walton and Dek Woolfson. His work demonstrated sequential polar assembly in synthetic protein fibres based on alpha-helical coiled coil structural motif.
Work at Florida State University
Acquah is the Manager of the research group for the Nobel Laureate Sir Harold Kroto and has identified methods for the cross-linking of Carbon Nanotubes in the formation of carbon nanotube paper. He has collaborated on projects involving the integration of carbon nanotubes on a silk scaffold and the identification of immobilized lattice fragments.
Global Educational Outreach for Science Engineering and Technology
Steve Acquah directs the international initiative Geoset with Sir Harold Kroto and Colin Byfleet, and works on science communication by creating a series of educational modules. He presented concepts modules at Science Foo Camp in 2010.
- 2008 Rich Media Impact Awards (Finalist Award) – Global Reach (GEOSET) 
- 2009 Rich Media Impact Awards (Winner) – Global Reach (GEOSET) 
- 2014 Enterprise Video Award (Winner) - Educational Scholarship (GEOSET Studios) 
- "RSC News 2014". http://www.rsc.org/images/June%202014_tcm18-240758.pdf. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
- "A flexible cross-linked multi-walled carbon nanotube paper for sensing hydrogen". http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0008622312001327. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
- "Piezoelectric enhanced cross-linked multi-walled carbon nanotube paper.". http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0008622313006805. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
- "Polar Assembly in a Designed Protein Fiber". http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.200461599/abstract. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
- "Synthetic spider silk capsules assemble themselves". http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-09/24/synthetic-spider-silk. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
- "Nanotube-coated spider silk can sense your heartbeat". http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24172-nanotubecoated-spider-silk-can-sense-your-heartbeat.html#.VAFyNvldWSo. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
- "Carbon-coated spider silk wires could lead to 'green' electronics". http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-carbon-nanotube-silk-spider-web-electronics-20130910-story.html. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
- "Latest from the tech labs: insects with gears and electric spider silk". http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/sep/15/lab-latest-insect-gears-spider-silk-nanotubes. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
- "RSC News 2008". http://www.rsc.org/images/July%202008_tcm18-129698.pdf. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
- "Science Foo Camp (2010)". Archived from the original on 11 February 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110211162139/http://www.nature.com/natureconferences/scifoo/index.html. Retrieved 2014-08-30.
- "Sonic Foundry Names the Finalists for the 4th Annual Rich Media Impact Awards". http://www.sonicfoundry.com/press-release/sonic-foundry-names-finalists-fourth-annual-rich-media-impact-awards. Retrieved 30 August 2014.